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Pronunciation: en'ter-o-lith'

Definition: An intestinal calculus formed of layers of soaps and earthy phosphates surrounding a nucleus of some hard body such as a swallowed fruit stone or other indigestible substance.

[entero- + G. lithos, stone]

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